After winning the Europa Cinemas Label award at last years Cannes Film Festival, Jonas Carpignano’s The Ciambra will finally see a general release on June 15th. We have an exclusive first look at the film’s trailer and poster below.
Written by Jonas Carpignano, who also takes the helm on only his second feature film, it stars Pio Amato as Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon and Damiano Amato as Cosimo.
The film was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and went on obtain the Europa Cinemas Label Award at the festival. It was also selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.
The film is released on June 15th.
The Ciambra Synopsis
A small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he drinks smokes and is one of the few to easily slide between the region’s factions – the local Italians, the African refugees and his fellow Romani. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere, learning the necessary skills for life on the streets of their hometown. When Cosimo disappears and things start to go wrong, Pio sets out to prove he’s ready to step into his big brother’s shoes but soon finds himself faced with an impossible decision that will show if he is truly ready to become a man.